Chunked Candle Tutorial
Here is a Tutorial for another Candle Making Technique that allows you to have “chunks” of color in your soy candle. First gather the following supplies:
- Double Boiler
- Soy Wax
- Wooden Spoon
- Votive Holder
- Candle Making Thermometer
- Votive Wick
- Candle Dye
- Colored Soy Wax Chunks
- Glue Gun or Glue Dots (not pictured, and used to attach your wick to your votive holder)
First you want to make sure that you have some pre made colored soy wax chunks. You get these by taking chips of previously made candles. The green soy wax chunks you see above actually came from an ice candle that I had made which made it super easy to break up. You can also collect your colored soy chunks by saving the last bits of candle wax that is usually left over once your candle has burned out and your finished with it.
Once you have your wax chunks, attach your wick into your votive holder with a glue gun or glue dots. Then fill up your votive holder with the chunks, making sure that as much as possible is pressed up against the glass. Try and find flat spots that you can press them up to the glass best you can so that you will have more of your colored chunks showing through. The picture below illustrate adding the chunks into the votive holder.
Next melt down your soy wax. If you do not know how to do this already then just go here for my previous Tutorial on how to make Soy Candles.
Once you have melted down your wax the rest is simple. Just pour your uncolored wax, or colored wax, as long as its not the same color as your wax chunks, and then let it set. Each one will come out so unique every time. Some end up with tons of colored chunks showing through and others less but they always look nice. You could even try a rainbow variation, using multiple different colored chunks. Another variation is to let some chunks stick up out of the wax you pour in. Here are 2 chunk candles I recently made to give you an idea of what the outcome can look like, it sort of has a marbled effect:
I wish these had come out with more colored chunks showing but you get the idea. If you make some yourself I would love to see what you come up with! :)
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